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PNC Menon, co-chairman of Meydan-Sobha Group, said: “Cityscape Global 2013 is one of the most vibrant events in the show’s history. The excitement and bullish mood at the show underscores the positive dynamism of Dubai’s property market and the return of investor confidence.”
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched the Journey Planner (Wojhati) application for smart-phone users, providing real time and detailed information about integrated transit plans on public transit modes available in the Emirate in a way enabling customers smooth and speedy access to their destinations.
Dubai International airport, which is being expanded to handle 90 million passengers a year, could be shut to boost traffic at a new super-hub under construction in the emirate with as much as twice that capacity.
The Toyota Camry hybrid vehicles have been added to Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet as part of a plan to reduce pollution caused by vehicle emissions. The vehicles were launched yesterday (pictured) during an official ceremony at Al Wasel Auditorium at the headquarters of the RTA.
The MoU, which is in support of Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020, includes training taxi drivers on Dubai’s tourism offerings and increasing the taxi supply at critical times and locations, thereby enhancing tourists’ experience in the emirate.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the number of users of public transport means (Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes, and taxicabs of the Dubai Taxi Corporation only) in the first half of this year has hit 165,527,687 riders.
A steep increase in traffic on alternative routes between Dubai and Sharjah since the introduction of two new Salik gates on Al Ittihad Road and Airport Tunnel has left residents in Al Ghusais, Al Nahda, Al Twar and Oud Al Muteena fuming.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of Dh 26.5 million to Emiratis whose 6, 591 taxicab number plates are being used by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and taxi franchise companies registered with RTA.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is continuing its campaign to crack down on the practice of providing illegal passenger transportation on private vehicles, against fares which are less than the applicable taxi rates; which amounts to a flagrant breach of transportation rules, be it within Dubai or from Dubai to other Emirates.